When will Quebec have its own Ministry of Loneliness?

YMCAs of Québec - September 21 2018

Did you know that the British government has created a Ministry of Loneliness?

Social isolation and loneliness are becoming increasing concerns for our society. Within the context of the celebration of the International Day of Peace on September 21st, we cannot ignore this fact.

Several recent studies underline it. The lack of meaningful relationships and the absence of a sense of belonging are detrimental to the wellbeing of individuals.

When communities are made up of those who feel included and who trust each other:

  • they are healthier and more harmonious
  • each person becomes more resilient
  • people invest more time and money into their community
  • social inclusion improves
  • neighbourhoods are safer.

For thousands of people, the YMCA is an essential resource and refuge.

By supporting us, you’re investing in values like inclusion, kindness and respect.

You’re making our programs more accessible to our fellow citizens. Regardless of their age, origin, religion, sexual orientation and income, or where they live.

As is the case for those who are homeless.

Watch this video to discover a touching story. 

Happy International Day of Peace!